On swimming safety

Posted: Wednesday, August 06, 2003

As a concerned parent I am writing this letter in hopes that the Augustus Brown swimming pool will take action in providing safety for our children while at the pool. After speaking with other parents I have found this to be a recurring issue and I would hope that it is resolved before a child drowns. My daughter has been in the preschool class and been caught twice near drowning.

Both times a lifeguard has been on duty and there has been plenty of staff available. However, a parent is continually watching their child perform in the water and can tell much quicker when something is wrong. There is a locked door in the lobby that goes directly into the pool area. I understand that we don't want children to be able to access this entry, but please, let us put a top latch on the door next to the pool for parents to enter into. The first time my child was under water for 25-30 seconds before she was even noticed.

My hands are bruised from banging on the lobby windows and my heart is in my stomach over this issue. I don't want it to happen to someone else's child.

Sarah Wolfe

Juneau



Page not found | Juneau Empire - Alaska's Capital City Online Newspaper

Page not found

We're sorry, but the page you were seeking does not exist. It may have been moved or expired.  Perhaps our search engine can help. 

 

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

X